Public blockchain platform provider ThunderCore has just released proof-of-concept code for a new consensus protocol, dubbed Pala, on GitHub. According to Elaine Shi, chief scientist for ThunderCore, the work represents “a dream consensus protocol.” As stated on the newly released GitHub page: “Pala is a byzantine fault tolerant consensus protocol…It can achieve low latency and […]
View Alternative cryptocurrencies are flying high while bitcoin is having a breather above $8,000. Notably, ether (ETH) has hit a seven-month high of $235 and looks set to extend gains further toward $256 (Sept. 22 high) in the near-term. XRP, meanwhile, has confirmed a bull breakout. With hourly chart indicators diverging in favor of the […]
Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA), the standards body seeking a common approach for businesses using ethereum’s code, has released a third version of its client specification, as well as updates on privacy and performance. Announced Monday at CoinDesk’s Consensus 2019 conference, EEA released its Enterprise Ethereum Client Specification V3, which simplifies permissioning systems, inherent to enterprise […]
Taylor Monahan, the CEO of crypto wallet startup MyCrypto, has been moderator for the ethereum subreddit channel since 2016. That year, the ethereum Reddit channel was just breaking over the 10,000 subscribers mark, according to SubRedditStats. Today, the same channel boasts over 400,000 subscribers and is ranked within the top 600 most popular channels on […]
GE Aviation, which supplies jet engines to about 60 percent of the global airline industry, has built a supply chain track and trace blockchain with the help of Microsoft Azure. GE Aviation Digital Group aims to share the blockchain, a self-built derivative of ethereum, across an industry-wide consortium of partners. The ledger’s use case, […]
The Ethereum Foundation plans to spend $30 million on ecosystem development over the next 12 months. The foundation’s executive director, Aya Miyaguchi, announced the plan at the ConsenSys-organized Ethereal Summit in Brooklyn on Friday. Over the past year, the foundation spent roughly $27 million on its grants program, which supports critical projects across the ethereum ecosystem. […]
Ethereum’s true believers think the world’s second-largest blockchain can still be all-encompassing. Others think a more-focused path would be best. That was the tension on display at Day 1 of the ConsenSys-organized Ethereal Summit NY, a Blockchain Week gathering held at Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn on Friday. “Ethereum’s going to eat everything,” Ameen Soleimani, SpankChain […]
The Federal Reserve of Boston is starting a new blockchain experiment this summer. The Massachusetts state regulator has been one of the earliest and most involved government bodies to dip their toe into the new technology. It has been quietly developing blockchain systems since 2016 but has said very little about their plans. Now the […]
An ethereum funding initiative from the CEO of SpankChain is getting a major boost from two of the blockchain’s biggest names. Ameen Soleimani’s MolochDAO announced a donation of 1,000 ETH each from Joseph Lubin and Vitalik Buterin, plus 2,000 ETH more from a group of individuals at ConsenSys and the Ethereum Foundation. “Moloch is a very innovative […]
HoneyMiner, a desktop-based crypto mining application, has released a new version for MacOS users. HoneyMiner, which launched in July 2018, accesses your CPU or GPU and uses it to mine various cryptos. A central server points the connected machines at a certain target like ethereum, ethereum classic, zcash, monero and other GPU-friendly currencies. “We have […]
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